Jon (Keoni) Macy Saffery, a Pagosa Springs resident known to family as Toby, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 16, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M. Toby was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 15, 1938.
He was an avid open ocean diver, big wave surfer and spear fisherman. He made his career in aviation fuel and serviced the many jet fuel pipelines at LAX International Airport in California until he retired back to his island home before moving to Pagosa Springs in 2012.
He is survived by his wife, four children, 12 grandchildren, a great-grandson and brother.
A remembrance service will be held in Pagosa Springs at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 445 Lewis St. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 9:30 a.m. will be the eulogy, and at 10 a.m. Mass will be held. All are welcome to attend.